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Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

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Slide show providing examples of how to improve presentations through stories, by hiding bullets and by leveraging other creative techniques.

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Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

  1. How Avoid Death by PowerPoint© Creating Powerful Presentations By Karl M. Kapp Professor Bloomsburg University kkapp@bloomu.edu
  2. Don’t Confuse Slides & Handouts Avoid Bullets Think Graphically Engage Audience Animate with purpose
  3. And on slide 67… I know you can’t read this so…let me read it to you. Bullet point one: Carefully investigate the vendor to ensure they are credit worthy. Bullet point two:……
  4. Karl M. Kapp
  5. For Continued Discussion: Google “Kapp Notes”
  6. Slides are NOT handouts
  7. Purchasing Department Improvements • DecreaseTime from Requisition to PO-This means we must reduce the time from when someone enters a requisition until we are able to fill the requisition. • Decrease Overall Costs-The costs to the organization are too high so we want to reduce by aggregating organizational demand. • Foster Partnerships with Lines of Business- The better we work with the lines of business, the better we can meet their needs.
  8. Purchasing Department Improvements • Increase Time from Requisition to PO-This means we must reduce the time from when someone enters a requisition until we are able to fill the requisition. • Decrease Overall Costs-The costs to the organization are too high so we want to reduce by aggregating organizational demand. • Foster Partnerships with Lines of Business- The better we work with the lines of business, the better we can meet their needs. Don’t want to forget… Want to have a document so our audience can follow along. We “copy and paste” from another document. We want the focus on the words and not what we are saying.
  9. Purchasing Department Improvements • Decrease Time from Requisition to PO • Decrease Overall Costs • Foster Partnerships with Lines of Business
  10. Purchasing Department Improvements • Decrease Time from Requisition to PO • Decrease Overall Costs • Foster Partnerships with Lines of Business 6 x 6 Rule
  11. Avoiding And Hiding Bullets
  12. Purchasing Department Improvements • Decrease Time from Requisition to PO • Decrease Overall Costs • Foster Partnerships with Lines of Business
  13. Decrease Time Decrease Overall Costs Foster Partnerships Purchasing Department Improvements
  14. Decrease Time
  15. Decrease Overall Costs
  16. Foster Partnerships…
  17. Gamer Generation • Problem Solvers • Confident • Resilient • Social • Multi-Tasking • Informal Learners
  18. Got Game: John Beck and Mitchell Wade (2004) Problem Solvers Confident Resilient Multi- tasking Informal Learners Social
  19. Clarification of Terms Tips and Techniques Advice from Veteran Employees Competitive Intelligence Posting/Collection of of Valuable Resources Listing of Internal Experts
  20. Females play 5 hours a week of console games. They make up the majority of PC gamers at 63%. Almost 43% of the gamers are female and 26% of those females are over 18.
  21. Three Things 1) Results are ranked 2)Companies compete 3)No one goes to page 3
  22. Think Graphically… Think Big!
  23. Great Change in Last 20 Years • Nuclear Age • Jet Age • Computer Age • Automated Manufacturing • Space Age/Put a Man on the Moon • Mass Media
  24. Graphic Metaphor
  25. Scary problems…
  26. Basic…Information
  27. Stop reading slides Boring We Can Read! Doesn’t Add Anything
  28. Displaying Data
  29. Product by Region
  30. Product by Region
  31. Sales by Quarter
  32. Presenting a Paragraph Of Text
  33. When you must present a paragraph of text. The best way to do it is to highlight key words and then speak to those key words, the audience members will be reading the entire paragraph while you speak so just focus on the important words.
  34. The mission of our company is to provide high quality products that satisfy customer demand while maintaining a safe and profitable work environment.
  35. High Quality Products I’m satisfied with the company It’s a safe company It is a profitable company. Our Mission
  36. Contrasting Images for Effect
  37. Old Thinking New Thinking
  38. What do We do Next? Questions with No Answers How to Increase Market Share? What do Our Customers want? Name 3 solutions
  39. Interactive Conversation
  40. Why is our inventory forecast so wrong?
  41. Because your team misjudged the level of scrap.
  42. And Sales over estimated demand!
  43. Tell Stories: An example
  44. Researchers have found that the human brain has a natural affinity for narrative construction. Yep, People tend to remember facts more accurately if they encounter them in a story rather than in a list. And they rate legal arguments as more convincing when built into narrative tales rather than on legal precedent.
  45. The Story
  46. meet Mary O’ Winn… (She is the Heroine)(She is the Heroine)
  47. an accomplished Professional Team Player Member of the Organization Member of the Operation’s Team Slated for Promotion
  48. Too Basic…
  49. Too Advanced…
  50. Not Focused…
  51. Too Late…
  52. Only needs to learn One Thing…
  53. meet Ann Tagonist…
  54. an accomplished Professional Team Player Member of the Organization Member of Learning and Development Organization Won Training AWARDS NumerousNumerous
  55. They both work for… Big Corp
  56. Ann’s Job is to create training E-learning Training Manuals Classroom instruction
  57. Ann created a great library of courses …
  58. Ann Is… Frustrated Still
  59. Mary O’ Winn… won’t take any classes Ann Develops
  60. DUH!
  61. Scary problems…
  62. Timing Issue …
  63. Packaging Problem …
  64. Performance Problem …
  65. Routinization Problem …
  66. Transfer Problem …
  67. Self Serve Model …
  68. Clarification of Terms Tips and Techniques Advice from Veteran Employees Competitive Intelligence Posting/Collection of of Valuable Resources Listing of Internal Experts
  69. Mary Learns When and how she wants and gets Promoted…
  70. Ann Tagonist… Becomes CLO
  71. Profits Increase…
  72. The End
  73. 1. Characters Stories Need 5. Conclusion 2. Plot (something has to happen). 3. Tension 4. Resolution Character encounters problem Problem builds tension A solution is offered Results are presented/positive
  74. Strategic Animation
  75. Solution #3: Step Three: Lower Machine
  76. Capability Block II Apollo Guidance Computer AGC PlayStation Portable PSP Memory 36,864 words of ROM Storage 2,048 words of RAM Clock Speed 2.048 MHz 32 MB 4 MB DRAM Increasing Power of Gadgets
  77. Aircraft Carrier Syndrome
  78. Aircraft Carrier Syndrome
  79. Sequencing Type of Information to be learned Analysis Identification of Learning Goals Bills of Learning Employee Learning Styles Gross-to-net logic Diagnosis Implementation Master Learning Schedule Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Evaluation Training Delivery Continuation Updates and Maintenance Design Sequencing Type of Information to be learned Employee Learning Styles Gross-to-net logic Diagnosis Design Analysis Identification of Learning Goals Bills of Learning
  80. Sequencing Type of Information to be learned Analysis Identification of Learning Goals Bills of Learning Employee Learning Styles Gross-to-net logic Diagnosis Implementation Master Learning Schedule Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Evaluation Training Delivery Continuation Updates and Maintenance Design Sequencing Type of Information to be learned Employee Learning Styles Gross-to-net logic Diagnosis Design Diagnosis Employee Learning Styles Gross-to-net logic
  81. Employees will demonstrate their knowledge of the integration of an ERP system throughout the company’s business processes by describing the sequence of events that occur when completing a customer order with 100% accuracy Employees will select the advantages for using an ERP system by a company from a list of both advantages and disadvantages within five minutes. Employees will be able to match the departments with their responsibility in processing a Request for Quotation from the customer with no mistakes Employees will identify one reason for using an ERP system by a company as helping to maintain a high standard of quality in production within two minutes. Employees will identify one reason for using an ERP system by a company as helping to provide service as demanded by customer within two minutes. Top Learning Objective Enabling Objectives Enabling Objectives Bill of LearningBill of Learning
  82. Employees will demonstrate their knowledge of the integration of an ERP system throughout the company’s business processes by describing the sequence of events that occur when completing a customer order with 100% accuracy Employees will select the advantages for using an ERP system by a company from a list of both advantages and disadvantages within five minutes. Employees will be able to match the departments with their responsibility in processing a Request for Quotation from the customer with no mistakes Employees will identify one reason for using an ERP system by a company as helping to maintain a high standard of quality in production within two minutes. Employees will identify one reason for using an ERP system by a company as helping to provide service as demanded by customer within two minutes. Top Learning Objective Enabling Objectives Enabling Objectives Bill of LearningBill of LearningEmployees will demonstrate their knowledge of the integration of an ERP system throughout the company’s business processes by describing the sequence of events that occur when completing a customer order with 100% accuracy
  83. Employees will demonstrate their knowledge of the integration of an ERP system throughout the company’s business processes by describing the sequence of events that occur when completing a customer order with 100% accuracy Employees will select the advantages for using an ERP system by a company from a list of both advantages and disadvantages within five minutes. Employees will be able to match the departments with their responsibility in processing a Request for Quotation from the customer with no mistakes Employees will identify one reason for using an ERP system by a company as helping to maintain a high standard of quality in production within two minutes. Employees will identify one reason for using an ERP system by a company as helping to provide service as demanded by customer within two minutes. Top Learning Objective Enabling Objectives Enabling Objectives Bill of LearningBill of Learning
  84. Resources… Where did you get that Artwork? http://www.istockphoto.com http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx
  85. Summary
  86. Don’t Confuse Slides w/ Handouts Avoid Bullets Think Graphically Engage Audience Animate with purpose
  87. Thank You! Read & subscribe to my blogs: Kapp Notes The Tech Dimension Thank You! For more information Please visit my web site www.karlkapp.com If you liked this presentation, you may also like: These books by Karl: Learning in 3D Contact Karl at: karlkapp@gmail.com Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

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